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Transcripts available in the following languages:

(Japanese) On Beverly Boulevard, I started a farmer’s market. I started it with a partner. But he wasn’t a very good person. My mother sent me 4000 yen/dollar (?) to me from Japan, and he used that money to buy stock to build a stock company building. He used somebody else’s money. He was a bad guy.

I*: What happened to your money?

My money? I gave him 4000 yen, and he only returned 2000 yen. Then he went back to Japan. He got cursed, and he died. He died. He was from Kagoshima.

* “I” indicates an interviewer (Eriko Yamamoto).

Date: October 14 & 17, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Eriko Yamamoto
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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